Canvas: Integrating External Apps (LTI Tools) in a course


This article describes the External Apps (LTI Tools) that have been enabled for Canvas as well as the process for requesting that a specific application be enabled.


What is an External Application?

An External Application is a learning resource or application that adds functionality or a specific learning path to a Canvas course. There are currently several External Applications available that can be easily used in your course. Some of the locations where External Applications can be used are:

  • Course Menu
  • Rich Content Editor
  • Modules External Tools link selection
  • Assignment External Tools link selection
  • Homework Submission

To view where a specific application is available for use, go to the course Settings, then to the Apps tab, select View App Configurations, and select the "i"  to the right of the application name.

List of Pre-Approved and Configured Applications

The following list of applications has already been approved for use by the ET&S Security group.

Licensed Applications

  • Acclaim Credly (UNH)
  • Blue Teaching Evaluations (UNH)
  • Box (UNH)
  • Brainfuse (GSC)
  • Chalk&Wire (GSC)
  • iClicker (UNH)
  • Kaltura My Media (UNH, PSU, GSC, KSC)
  • Kaltura Media Gallery (UNH, PSU, GSC, KSC)
  • Kaltura Video Quizzing (UNH, PSU, GSC, KSC)
  • Office365 (UNH, PSU, GSC, KSC)
  • Respondus LockDown Browser (UNH, PSU)
  • Turnitin  (UNH, PSU, GSC)
  • Zoom  (UNH, PSU, GSC, KSC)

Book Publishers Applications (requires a license; contact vendor directly to inquire)

  • Cengage MindLinks
  • Cengage WebAssign
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Macmillan Launchpad
  • McGraw Hill Campus
  • McGraw Hill Connect
  • OLI CMU (Online Learning Initiative @ Carnegie Mellon University)
  • Pearson MyLab and Mastering
  • Pearson REVEL
  • WileyPLUS
  • Zybooks

Other Applications

  • Hypothesis

Free Applications (requires no license)

  • Youtube
  • Badgr (UNH/GSC)

List of Applications Denied for Use

The following list of applications did not successfully complete our security vetting process and, therefore, cannot be integrated with Canvas. It is permissible to use the tool outside of Canvas. 

  • Perusall

Requesting the Installation of a New Application

New External Applications can only be added to a course by an application administrator.  If you would like to request a new application, please submit a support request at Canvas webform and one of the administrators will be in contact.

Canvas External Application Approval Process

External applications are required to go through a security review process conducted by the ET&S Security group. The vendor of each application (not already approved for use in Canvas) has to submit their data security processes and procedures for review to ensure that data is properly safeguarded.

From start to finish the review process can take 3-6 months. We recommend that you start this process a full semester in advance of instructional use.


Need additional help?

Please fill out this Canvas webform with as much detail as possible, or contact the ET&S Help Desk team on your local campus.





Article ID: 891
Fri 7/19/19 5:41 PM
Mon 2/15/21 2:58 PM
Applicable Institution(s):
Granite State College (GSC)
Keene State College (KSC)
Plymouth State University (PSU)
University of New Hampshire (UNH)